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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

Folksonomy: A system of classification derived from the practice and method of collaboratively creating and managing tags to annotate and categorize content; this practice is also known as collaborative tagging, social classification, social indexing, and social tagging. Coined by Thomas Vander Wal, it is a portmanteau of folk and taxonomy.

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This rather long book is not a novel: it is a fun-level introduction to the natural history of the Americas, seen from a late nineteenth century perspective. Quadrupeds, birds, plants, trees, and the indigenous races are covered, always in an interesting and readable style. There are almost 200 engravings, many of them quite excellent, done by a variety of high-quality artists. Unfortunately all this adds up to additional size, such that the PDF of the book is close to 100 megabytes, when an...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Western, World, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England. The...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
Topics: Athelstane, Reverend, Egerton, Ryerson, Young, Canoe, Boys, Dog, Train, Cree, Salteaux, Indians,...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Kate Chopin
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A short story by Kate Chopin from The Century Magazine, August 1896. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Philip K. Dick
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21 ST CENTURY BOUNTY HUNTER World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't  retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Illustrated with over 50 exciting full-colour photographs from the hit movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Adapted by Robert Loren Fleming from the novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale Designed by Deborah Bethel He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all! An eccentric scientist invents a time machine that hurls Marty McFly thirty years into the past. Join Marty...
Topics: Back to the Future, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Great, African, Travellers, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a short book but it is prolifically illustrated with no less than 29 pictures, most of very great interest, but in none of which can one make out the artist's signature. The picture of the visit of the witch doctor to the sick man is very memorable, and the poor man was probably frightened to death, rather than revived. A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations. There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion. I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
Topics: Athelstane, Harriet, Martineau, Billow, Rock, PDF, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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A shortish but quite charming book by this author, whom we mainly connect with political works. This book was originally published in a collection of stories called The Playfellow, but later editions have concentrated on the artwork. This edition, illustrated in an amazing art deco style by Boris Artzybasheff, is in copyright in the US, but it is OK for citizens of the European Union, and of some other countries to read it. Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876 English writer, sister of James Martineau,...
Topics: Athelstane, Harriet, Martineau, Feats, Fiord, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This book was written after Mayne Reid discovered that writing books in which not too many people died, and there was not too much violence, was better business than writing as he did at first. There are three boys living with their father, now just a little disabled, but an avid collector of natural-history specimens. The father says he would give almost anything for the hide of a white buffalo, and that such a beast exists cannot be disputed. The boys volunteer to get up an expedition to...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Boy, Hunters, PDF, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This was one of the first books that the prolific author Ballantyne wrote. After he had come back from his early work in Canada with the Hudson Bay Company, and written his three books in that setting, he wrote an adventure story, "The Coral Island", about three boys who find themselves cast away on a coral island in the Pacific. That book was extremely popular, and was certainly in print for over a hundred years. This book has the same three boys, now grown into young men, as the...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Gorilla, Hunters, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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TELL ME WHY SCORES 100 ! Welcome to the 100th issue of Manorama Tell Me Why! This is indeed a special occasion for us all, and we thought it appropriate to make our 100th issue itself a special one. So, we are happy to present, a collector's issue this time. As the title suggests, the 'Best of Tell Me Why' presents selected questions and answers from the long line of our titles, starting with the very first one, 'Solar System'. For us, it has been a long journey from the first issue to the...
Topics: tell me why, knowledge, science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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In Chapter I the reader is introduced to Eric Blackburn, fourth officer of the ill-fated "Saturn", and hero of this story. The s.s. "Saturn" is overtaken in mid-ocean by a sudden and irreparable disaster, Blackburn being the sole survivor. Picked up by a sailing ship, the castaway finds himself elevated to the position of skipper, and joins in a search for hidden treasure. The search is successful, but on its way to port the ship is wrecked on an uncharted island. Blackburn...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Strange, Eric, Blackburn, Adventures, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Death, Shot, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is very much in the cowboys and Indians genre, and there can be no doubt that the author knew exactly what he was writing about, and had lived through similar experiences. It was quite a hard book to transcribe, though the copy used was nice and clean, because of the very large number of Mexican-Spanish words and phrases. There was also a great deal of speech by people whose grammar and words were supposed to indicate a lower education. Hence it was not at all easy to present the book as...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Scalp, Hunters, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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A retired member of the Hudson Bay Company's staff has retired, quite well off, and has elected to remain living in the wilds of Northern Canada. He and his wife travel in Europe and elsewhere, every so often. One year, on a visit to England they are lecturing at a school, and three of the boys ask if they can come and stay for what would now be called their gap year. They duly arrive, and the first thing is to learn to canoe. This done, they are all set for all sorts of hunting expeditions,...
Topics: Athelstane, Reverend, Egerton, Ryerson, Young, Three, Boys, Wild, North, Land, Summer, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Here we have another George Manville Fenn book, full of realistic characters who get into positions of great suspense--the usual formula for this excellent author. The time of the story is the early part of the nineteenth century, and the place is, for most of the book, a sheep and cattle station in New South Wales. The owner is a former Doctor who had practised in London, and who had driven himself to illness with his work: the only possibility for him was a new outdoor life. There are various...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Together in one volume, two gripping novels of war, love, and the battle for survival on worlds lying years away-on planets without names where winter lasts a lifetime. ROCANNON'S WORLD is Ursula Le Guin's first novel, as inspired as anything she has ever written. PLANET OF EXILE is its brilliant successor.
Topics: Rocannon, Planet of Exile, science fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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We have two confessions to make before we tell you about the story. The first is to say that there are two missing pages from the copy of the book we used, 223 and 224, the last two pages of chapter 14, rather an exciting moment in the story. We shall try to get photocopies of these pages, but it will take time. The second one will make you laugh: The Chinese Admiral Wong-Li, who plays a big part in the book, was always being read by the audiobook program as "wong fifty one". No doubt...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alexander Kazantsev
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A novel Translated by Alex Miller Illustrated and designed by Mikhail Verkholantsev CONTENTS 7 From the author 10 Part 0ne.Tension 10 Chapter One. The Wave 20 Chapter Two. Two Shores 31 Chapter Three. The Masters 49 Chapter Four. The Temple of Eternity 58 Chapter Five. Blood 67 Chapter Six. No Happiness in this World 79 Chapter Seven. The Forgotten Hump 94 Part Two. Explosion 94 Chapter One. The Little World 106 Chapter Two. The Golden Apple 117 Chapter Three. Paradise Found 131 Chapter Four....
Topics: science fiction, fantasy, adventure
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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The story opens in a rather run-down school. There is an unfortunate incident in which a boy is almost killed, and a boy of the name of Jeffreys, not a very popular chap, is held to have been responsible. Thus the dog acquires a bad name. Throughout the next few years of Jeffreys’ life this incident is brought up against him. He is brought lower and lower, till eventually he finds somewhere to live in the utmost poverty, amongst the very poor. Here by a twist of fortune he ends up looking...
Topics: Athelstane, Talbot, Baines, Reed, Dog, Bad, Name, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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There is no doubt that John Hutcheson was a talented writer of books for teenagers. Most of his books were about the sea, but few of them were as well-written as this one. What is meant here is that his English style is very good, even when he brings in characters whose command of English is less perfect; and also that he drives his characters from one gripping situation to another. The hero, Martin Leigh, is the son of a brave British Naval officer, who was killed in Africa when the boy is...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Margaret Oliphant
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These are among Mrs Oliphant's most popular stories of the Seen and Unseen, earlier published in various periodicals.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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As we are told in the Preface, this is the last book Reid wrote before his death in 1883. A young farm-boy walks down to Portsmouth, a port not too far away, and eventually gets taken on as a hand on an American barque, trading with the Pacific. Four years later he has risen to be second mate. But when rounding Cape Horn a severe storm overwhelms the vessel, and she is lost after springing a very bad leak. All on board take to the boats, but the pinnace gets separated from the gig, on which our...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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It seems like the perfect match. Maya is pretty, young, and eager to escape her dull, middle-class home in Calcutta and plunge into the whirl of Bombay, where she moves after her marriage,. Ranjan, handsome, hard-driving and ambitious, has all the glamour of an American university degree and a wealthy family background. Maya is determined to be the ideal wife. Instead, she finds herself trapped and stifled by the confines of an arranged marriage to a man who, she discovers, is rigidly...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Oscar Wilde, Standard eBooks
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The Picture of Dorian Gray was first published as a serial in Lippencott’s Monthly Magazine, and the publishers thought it would so offend readers that they removed nearly 500 words without Wilde’s approval. Wilde soon expanded it and republished it as a novel, including a short preface justifying his art. Even though his contemporaries considered it so offensive that some argued for his prosecution, Dorian Gray today survives as a classic philosophical novel that explores themes of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Friedrich Nietzsche, Standard eBooks
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Beyond Good and Evil, one of Nietzsche’s four “late period” works, is a philosophical treatise organized into nine parts and 296 short individual sections. In it he explores the concept of morality as taken for granted by contemporary philosophers, and whether “good” and “evil” should be considered just two sides of the same coin.
Topics: Beyond Good and Evil, Friedrich Nietzsche, Standard eBooks
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a most remarkable book, copiously illustrated with interesting engravings. A young boy and his brother are sent home early from their boarding-school, because of illness among the pupils. Their father is a retired captain in the Royal Navy, who has had a beautiful yacht built. He suggests that the family should spend this lengthened summer holiday sailing round England. This means sailing round the southern part of Scotland, passing through the Caledonian Canal. The boys were instructed...
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I explore the gaming life and times of multi-talented artist, coder and musician, Antony Crowther, quizzing him specifically on Captain Planet and the Planeteers. Because for no logical reason it fascinates me.
Topics: Antony Crowther, Gremlin Graphics, Mindscape, Amiga, Atari ST, Percy the Potty Pigeon, Phobia,...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ilia Podendorf
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Ilia Podendorf is a science teacher who encourages children to work on their own and to investigate and solve problems as scientists do. Doing experiments, like the ones outlined in this book, not only helps children develop better concepts but, incidentally, improves reading skill and the capacity to follow directions intelligently. Thus children become equipped to explore the ever-expanding world of knowledge to which science leads. By doing the experiments in this book, children see or hear...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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Kingston seems to be quite good at writing about South America. One wonders why he is so anti-Spanish, but as he was brought up living in Portugal this may have something to do with the matter. We are taken on a tour round Venezuela (that's the country on the north of South America, that has lots of oil, and whose main waterway is the Orinoco). So there is a change of location from New Granada and Peru, but we have the same problems with Indians, Spanish troops, boa constrictors, and other...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Reed, Principal, Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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The heroes consist of two teenaged boys, cousins, the father of one of them, and a family tutor. They decide to leave dear old England for a while, and pay a visit to Africa. Here all sorts of adventures befall them, some pleasurable, but many of them not so. There is one particularly awkward moment when one of the boys is pounced on by a lion. However, they get out of that one. As always with Fenn's books, there are numerous tight situations, many of which appear to have no solution, but they...
Topics: Athelstane, George, Manville, Fenn, Dead, Man's, Land, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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To see the transcribed text with images (if possible) use the FB2 version. The author has chosen a very large and important theme for this book, namely the laying of telegraph cables across the oceans of the world, thus bringing most places in the civilised world into immediate contact with most others. This was a totally new phase of engineering history at the time of which Ballantyne was writing. Furthermore there was available for this work a very large vessel, originally intended as a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Thinly disguised as a book about the fortunes of a family of exiles in the forests of Peru, this is actually a very well-written book about the natural history of the region. Its style makes it eminently readable, and even today anyone reading it will be amused and interested. The story is supposed to have taken place in the early part of the nineteenth century. There are a good many Spanish and native Indian words, but this does not affect the readability of the various chapters, each of which...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Forest, Exiles, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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The text forms of this book, and the description are not yet ready. REID, Thomas Mayne (1818-83). Irish writer of boys' stories, born in Ballyroney, County Down. In 1840 he emigrated to New Orleans, settled as a journalist in Philadelphia (1843), and served in the US army during the Mexican war (1847), where he was severely wounded. Returning to Britain in 1849, he settled down to a literary life in London. His vigorous style and hairbreadth escapes delighted his readers. Among his books, many...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, War, Trail, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
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Here is a book about the young girl and her awakening to the world by this talented author. Darsie, the heroine, is selected by an old aunt to come and spend a year or so as her companion. The old woman tries to coach Darsie in matters of deportment and behaviour. This would be pretty odious if it were not for the presence locally of a young family of boys and girls of Darsie's age, whom, being rich and living rather grandly, the aunt allows Darsie to know. The first half of the book describes...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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A most authentic-seeming book about the difficulties a pair of young Britons faced when they went to South Africa, and set up an ostrich farm in the dry and largely empty veldt. They had a married couple of the locals to help them, and of these the man wasn't much use. They also had a most sagacious dog, who figures largely in the story. One of the enemies they had to face was lions. One day they found they needed more stores, so young Dyke, barely sixteen years of age, has to go on a six or...
Topics: Athelstane, George, Manville, Fenn, Diamond, Dyke, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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The first edition of this book is dated 1883. The edition used is dated 1883. The publisher was James Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 22 Berners St., London. The number of pages is 246. Until about 1817 the Algerine pirates were a great nuisance, capturing vessels in the Mediterranean and beyond, and even making raiding excursions as far afield as the shores of England. They made slaves of the Europeans they captured, and over the centuries more than a million people were made into slaves. There was an...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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On a sultry, rainy Bombay day, Nisha. an impressionable teenager, meets God in the college canteen and falls in love with his ragged, bearded looks and crude, streetwise manners, God patronizingly accepts her into his 'group' and it is in this way that their long and passionate romance begins ... God's driving ambition leads him into the unreal world of pseudo poetry, art for hire and compromised journalism while Nisha lands a job in advertising. Sycophants, court jesters, whores, dirty old...
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Autobiography of Mae West - actress, playwright, screenwriter. Thanks to the alert received from the reviewer below, this book now has all missing pages restored.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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Here once again Ballantyne is on familiar ground. The theme is the trials and tribulations suffered by the early settlers, the pioneers, in the lands to the east of the Rockies, in particular in the Red River basin, where it flows northwards into Lake Winnipeg. There are problems with bad men of their own settlement; bad men from the other main fur company (our heroes worked with the Hudson Bay Company), the Nor'westers; Sioux and Salteaux Indians; a plague of grass-hoppers; a plague of mice;...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
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Another book by Mrs de Horne Vaizey, also known as Jessie Mansergh, about the lives of five girls in one family, and their friends, in Edwardian times. Of course every time there is a major event, such as an engagement, or the cancellation of one, the different girls all have different takes on the situation. Jessie Bell (Mrs. Henry Mansergh, Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey), 1857-1917. Jessie Bell, later Mrs. Henry Mansergh, and then Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey, was born in Liverpool, in 1857,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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The book opens with a domestic scene with the boy Sydney having just finished dinner with his father, a Captain in the navy, and his uncle, an Admiral. They are discussing Syd's career, which the two old gentlemen hope will be as a naval officer. Syd, however has other ideas: he has been on his rounds with the local doctor, and thinks that he might like to be a doctor, too. The time of the story is in the middle of the eighteenth century, but the only real evidence of this is the fact of people...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Bart D. Ehrman
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"How much truth is there in The Da Vinci Code? In some ways the question is raised by The Da Vinci Code itself, as it begins (on p. i, before the Prologue) with a list of items that it labels 'FACT,' including ... the claim: 'All descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.' But are they? I will not be dealing with art, architecture, or rituals. But I will be dealing with 'documents.' And as we will see, even when Dan Brown strives to...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book by Collingwood is a good story, but as your reviewer has said elsewhere, told in a rather long-winded manner, and in the notably Kingston style and format that Collingwood often adopts. Why not? Kingston was dead before Collingwood started to write, and the style had been proved to be what young readers of the era liked. The format specifically is that the book starts with a young boy who is suddenly offered a posting as a midshipman in a naval vessel about to sail in a few days’...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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We have provided an illustrated FB2 version of this book. Although the book's title Black Ivory denotes dealing in the slave trade it is not our heroes who are doing it. At the very first chapter there is a shipwreck, which leaves the son of the charterer of the sinking ship, and a seaman friend of his, alone on the east coast of Africa, where Arab and Portuguese slave traders were still carrying out their evil trade, despite the great efforts of patrolling British warships to limit it and free...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Steve Young is an orphan whose uncle, Captain Young, has disappeared on a voyage to the Spitzbergen area, well to the north of Britain. Some of the Captain's friends charter a Norwegian vessel to go in search of him, and, much to the disgust of the ship's doctor, who thinks boys are nothing but a nuisance, Steve goes with them. Steve is a sixteen year old, unconscious of his own good looks, but needing a few hard lessons in life, which the trip provides in plenty. Encounters with Polar Bears,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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At fifteen hours this is a fairly long book for this author. It starts with two young men working as clerks in the offices of a tyrannical auctioneer. Fed up with his unpleasant behaviour they give up their jobs and determine to set out for British Columbia. To get there they must take passage in a ship going round the Horn, and up to San Francisco. Then they have to make their way further up the coast to their destination. On the way they encounter various characters, some good and honourable,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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This must be one of Manville Fenn's very best books. The suspense is totally gripping, right to the very end. Normally Fenn places his moments of terror at the very end of a chapter, so that this book with 52 chapters must have quite a few of them. When preparing this book for publication on the web, the editor was truly sorry when the work ended, so greatly had he enjoyed every moment of it. The action takes place in Cornwall, in and around an old tin-mine, possibly dating back to Roman and...
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The Wind in the Willows, the story of four animals and their adventures in the idyllic English countryside, started out as bedtime stories Grahame would tell his son. He eventually started writing them down, and finally produced this much-loved childrens classic. In continuous print since 1908, The Wind in the Willows has been illustrated countless times and adapted to stage, radio, and screen.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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In this excellent book of smuggling life on the south coast of England, dating about 1830, from some of the passing comments made by the author, we read of the adventures of two boys living on a small off-shore island. One is the son of the local doctor, the other the son of the squire, or owner of the land round about. The boys are friendly with an old fisherman called Daygo. It is thought that he is of Spanish descent, from the Armada, but despite his name and appearance, he denies it. He...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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Amrita Aggarwal, young, gorgeous and sexy, comes to Bombay from Delhi to make her career as asuccessful supermodel. Within months of her arrival in the glamorous city, she is the envy of its beautiful people. Then, one day, she attracts the attentions of a mysterious woman called Minx, and before she knows it, Amrita is trapped in a relationship that takes over her life in ways too insidious to battle. As the months pass and the demands of her unwelcome suitor grow. Amrita’s life turns...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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This story is so packed with action that it is hard to know where to begin. There is a small colony of Europeans in this part of Siam (now Thailand), and there is the King in his Palace, a very modern-thinking man, who loves his people and works incessantly for their good. There is a sort of second King, who takes the totally opposite view of progress, and wants to halt and reverse the steps forward taken by the King. One of the two boys in the title is the son of an English resident, and the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
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This is one of the approximately thirty books by Emily Holt about life in the Middle Ages. The language of the book is basically English as we would understand it, strongly flavoured with words and phrases from the Middle Ages. The other thing that comes across strongly is how different the attitudes to life were in those days. Avice, one of the elder women in the book, tells the story of how she had become a nursery-maid in the Royal Palace, first at Windsor, and then later at Westminster. One...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Seneca
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Seneca the Younger was a statesman and philosopher who lived in Rome around the dawn of the Common Era. Though he wrote a large amount of tragedies and other works, today he’s perhaps best known for his writing on Stoic philosophy and principles. Seneca didn’t write books about Stoicism; rather, he composed essays and sent letters over the course of his lifetime that addressed that philosophy. Since these essays and letters are addressed to his friends and contemporaries, they’re written...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922), pseudonym
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Another very well-written book by Collingwood. As he was a naval architect you can rely upon his descriptions of the deck and sails of a vessel of the mid nineteenth century, the period of which he writes. Our hero, the 17-year-old midshipman of the Salamis, is suddenly given the job of going aboard and taking command of the Mercury, an emigrant ship that they find drifting in mid-ocean, all her officers having died in various accidents, and the illiterate bosun and the ship’s carpenter...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this Britih Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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I have used part of the same introduction for this book, as I did for one of the books about Pixie O'Shaughnessy, not because the books are anything like the same, but because the observations are equally valid. This is another excellent book by Mrs. de Horne Vaizey, dating from the end of the nineteenth century. While of course it is dated in its references to the world around its actors, yet nevertheless their emotions are well-described, and no doubt are timeless. Some older children are...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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Quite a lively story! At one point the hero is to die by hanging by the heels over a precipice! At another he and his companions are attacked by a pack of snarling bloodhounds! And many other tense situations. As usual with this prolific author the text is well interlarded with Spanish words, and those from other languages, French, German, Latin, Greek. We have done our best to get these words right, but beg to be forgiven if you spot an error here and there. In addition to our difficulties...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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This is a very short book, probably intended for a younger market than most of Fenn's books. An old seaman finds a ragged and hungry young boy, to whom he talks, finding out that the boy was being brought up by an aunt and her brother. The uncle used to beat the boy too severely to bear, and he had run away from home. The seaman, Jack Jeens, decides to take charge of the boy, but both of them are taken by the press-gang, and end up serving on HMS Victory. The boy, Phil Leigh, gets on well with...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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Dick Maitland is working as a doctor's apprentice in the East End of London, at that time a place of great poverty. The doctor with whom he is studying is rather a philanthropist for, instead of setting up trade for the wealthy, in Harley Street, he is curing the poor for practically nothing. Dick's family circumstances take a turn for the worse, and he goes down to the docks to work his passage to South Africa. He has no idea how he will proceed when he gets there, having no money, but he...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Mathematics has always been regarded as a tool for sharpening the brain and in the modern world of science and technology and computers, who would not like to sharpen his brain ? Won't it be wonderful if you can sharpen your brain and enjoy every moment of the process ? The present book is meant precisely to do this. For sharpening the brain, one has to solve problems, special types of problems, problems which make you think systematically, logically and precisely. Attempts at solving such...
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